Wednesday, October 5, 2016

233rd post


"Most people who are homeless choose that way of living for themselves."
Forrest Caricofe

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"I noticed that he...." (Uncle Paul) was buying beer at the other counter. We left

and after parking in the driveway of the house he lived behind, we walked back 

to the kennel and to his dog we left behind and I wondered. Could I live like 

this? Sure I could and I'll leave those stories for another time.

I do not believe Uncle Paul ever ate that sub sandwich I bought for him at the BP.

It was several days later when the nice woman of the house phoned Mother's

house and said to me that Uncle Paul was not doing well. I went over to the kennel

and picked him up. He or I didn't  know it at the, but it would be the last time he saw

his best friend, his dog. I drove him to the Rockingham Memorial Hospital where 

I phoned my Aunt Nita and Uncle Paul's older sister to help with cleaning him up.

The emergency room nurse kept telling him to quit drinking and I regret to this

this day not telling her at the time that if Uncle Paul needed a sermon we could take him 

to a church that is just right down the street....




"Solar panels surpass coal-fired electricity in previously ‘unthinkable’ feat

For six months until September, more electricity came from sunlight than coal-fired 

power stations (in the UK).

Ian Johnston Environment Correspondent 

Solar generated nearly 7,000 gigawatt hours of electricity between April and 

September, researchers found PA

Solar panels generated more electricity than coal in the past six months in a historic 

year for getting energy from the sun in the UK, according to a new analysis.

Research by the Carbon Brief website found that solar generated nearly 7,000  

gigawatt hours of electricity between April and September, about 10 per cent more 

than the 6,300GwH produced by coal during the same period.

The figures represent a dramatic turnaround in the UK’s electricity supplies.

The first ever day when solar produced more than coal was only on 9 April – when 

there was no coal-fired electricity for the first time since 1882. But then May became 

the first ever month when this happened.

Why energy may soon be free thanks to solar, wind, storage and big data

UK Solar power industry loses over 12,000 jobs after Government slashes subsidies

Solar capacity nearly doubled in 2015, but has been hit hard by cuts to Government 

support, which is currently needed to persuade investors to build any kind of power 

generation, including fossil fuels.

James Court, head of policy at the Renewable Energy Association, said: “Solar 

overtaking coal this summer would have been largely unthinkable five years ago. 

“This new data shows its popularity amongst homeowners and businesses and its 

falling costs. Now that we have a significant global and domestic industry, solar is one 

of the cheapest forms of power.

“Government policy stability is critical, however. Solar PV deployment in August 2016 

was one third of what it was in August 2015 due to the sudden and severe changes to 

policy in the past year.”

Related:  Chile is producing so much solar power it has to give it away.

The solar-powered sculpture that could desalinate 1.5 billion gallons of drinking 

water for California."



"Old people like me who talk to other people of the same age, talk mostly of 

of their own health and the weather"
Forrest Caricofe

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Listening to the TV again (4:46 AM 10/5/2016).

A research conducted said that drinking coffee helped a group of 

older woman in preventing dementia. 

The media tomorrow will probably say that another research team says that 

coffee's bad for you.

I have an appointment at the Cleveland Clinic today for about 3 tests and

one consultation with Dr Bargava. He is going to be a little upset with me

because I'm suppose to go to the clinic at least once a year to have my

defibrillator checked. I have not been there in 4 years more or less.

He will scold me and and I will say my defibrillator has never gone off.

He will forgive me like he's always done and we will begin to talk about 

the 3 tests I had this morning.


Listening to the TV again (4:53 AM 10/5/2016)

Hurricane Mathew is moving up the east coast of the US  at a speed of 9 miles 

per hour, wind speed of 125 miles per hour and leaving a possibility of 10 inches 

of rain in its wake. The weather forecasters display a model of about 8 possible 

routes, but the main route seems to follow the east coasts of Florida, Georgia 

and the Carolina's and will arrive in Florida tomorrow night. Evacuations have 

been advised for those people in Hurricane Matthew's path.


"Hillary Clinton has long been the frontrunner in this contest but there have 

been times where she has looked far from comfortable. The most recent 

examples came back-to-back in early September.

First, she made headlines by labelling half of Donald Trump's supporters a

"basket of deplorables", allowing her rival to conclude it was evidence of her

disdain for "hardworking people".

Then just two days later, Mrs Clinton was filmed fainting after leaving a 9/11 

memorial service early. It later emerged she had been suffering from pneumonia 

fuelling further rumours about her health - rumours that some of her critics have 

been pushing for months.

Her poll numbers took a noticeable hit in the days that followed, but they appeared 

to recover towards the end of September.

Will Clinton pay for her terrible weekend?

US election poll tracker: Who is ahead - Clinton or Trump?

"updated 5 October 2016             Hillary Clinton 49%      Donald Trump 44% 

"updated 4 October 2016             Hillary Clinton 49%      Donald Trump 44% 

updated 3 October 2016               Hillary Clinton 49%      Donald Trump 45% 

updated 2 October 2016               Hillary Clinton 49%      Donald Trump 45%    

updated 1 October 2016               Hillary Clinton 49%      Donald Trump 45%        

         30 September 2016             Hillary Clinton 48%      Donald Trump 46%"  

Listening to the TV again (5:41 AM 10/5/2016)

Polls indicate that Donald Trump's vice presidental running mate, Mike Pence

won the debate over Hillary Clinton's vice presidential running mate, Tim Kaine.


My lower back is much better as Dr Kwok said it would be and I was able to clear 

the yard of the hoses I use for watering the flowers and other things that needed

to be gotten out of the way so Bill could mow.

In the new back flower bed I spent some time pulling weeds and I'm starting to 

see, with some sadness, the annuals dying off.

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